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Reg. 8 contd. Regulations for First Degrees

***Amendments to Regulation 8 were last approved by the University Council at the meeting held on 22 November 2017, with changes taking effect from 2 October 2017. The previous version, which applies to all decisions taken by Boards of Examiners prior to the 2 October 2017, can be viewed here.***

8.6 Regulations for the Degree of BEd

No longer applicable

8.7 Regulations for the Degree of BEd (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

(1) All candidates for the degree of BEd (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be admitted to an Honours course. The degree may, however, be conferred either as a degree with Honours or as a Pass degree.

(2) Candidates for the degree must have followed an approved course of full-time study in the University, extending normally over not fewer than four academic years.

(3) To qualify for admission to the degree course a candidate must comply with the Regulations Regarding the Conditions for Admission to the University. (This would normally be achieved through the successful completion of a two-year access Matriculation course accredited by the University.)

(4) (a) In the Summer term, the Board of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the first year on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the first year, and the candidate will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the second year of the Honours course; or

(ii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from the course of study.

Candidates in category (iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) The Board of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the first year and in previous tests and the candidate will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the second year of the Honours course; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from the course of study.

(c) Exceptionally, the Board of Examiners may permit a candidate who has not passed the first year tests to take further tests in a final attempt the following year, without residence at the University.

(5) (a) In the Summer term the Board of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the second year on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the second year and the candidate will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the third year of the Honours course; or

(ii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from the course of study.

Candidates in category (iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) The Board of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the second year and in previous tests, and the candidate will either:

(i) (A) Applicable to students who commenced their course at the University prior to 1 August 2008: be permitted to proceed to the third year of the Honours course but will carry forward examination credit derived from marks obtained in the first attempt at the second-year examinations; or

(B) Applicable to students who commenced their course at the University on or after 1 August 2008: be permitted to proceed to the third year of the Honours course. Where a module which contributes to the degree classification has been failed but passed on resit, the pass mark (40%) will be used in the calculation of the degree class or the award of a Pass degree; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from the course of study.

(6) During the academic year, the School Practice Board of Examiners will consider the performance of candidates during the third year School Practice in Malaysia, together with the candidates’ other work in school in Britain, and will forward a recommendation to the Board of Examiners.

(7) (a) In the Summer term the Board of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the third year on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate together with candidates’ work in the third year and the candidate will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the fourth year of the Honours course; or

(ii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be required to undergo a School Practice re-examination (in Malaysia) in a final attempt during the following academic year, without residence at the University; or

(iv) be recommended to withdraw from the course of study.

Candidates in category (iv) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation and/or undergo a School Practice re-examination (in Malaysia) in a final attempt during the following academic year, without residence at the University.

(b) The Board of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the third year and in previous tests, and the candidate will either:

(i) (A) Applicable to students who commenced their course at the University prior to 1 August 2008: be permitted to proceed to the fourth year of the Honours course, but will carry forward examination credit derived from marks obtained in the first attempt at the third year tests ; or

(B) Applicable to students who commenced their course at the University on or after 1 August 2008: be permitted to proceed to the fourth year of the Honours course. Where a module which contributes to the degree classification has been failed but passed on resit, the pass mark (40%) will be used in the calculation of the degree class or the award of a Pass degree; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from the course of study.

(8) Candidates who fail the School Practice re-examination will be required to withdraw from the course of study.

(9) (a) In the Summer term of the fourth year the Subject and Education Boards of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the third and fourth years, on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the third and fourth years, and will forward an agreed mark for each course to the Joint Board of Examiners.

(b) The Joint Board of Examiners shall take account of candidates’ work in the second, third and fourth years of the degree course and will either:

(i) report to the Senate the names of those candidates qualified for the award of a BEd (TESOL) degree; or

(ii) resolve that no award be made.

(10) (a) The degree with Honours will be awarded in three classes, the second class being in two divisions.

(b) A Pass degree is unclassified.

(11) (a) The Joint Board of Examiners may decide that a candidate in the final Honours examination should be awarded a Pass degree.

(b) Candidates who are not awarded a degree at the conclusion of the final year may take further tests as may be approved by the Senate in a final attempt the following Summer, without residence at the University, to qualify for a Pass degree.

(12) The Senate shall award the degree of BEd (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in accordance with the decisions of the Joint Board of Examiners. The Senate may refer any such decisions of the Joint Board of Examiners back for further consideration.

(13) The Joint Board of Examiners may recommend the award of Aegrotat passes or degrees under the conditions laid down in the Regulations Governing the Procedure to be Adopted in the Event of Absence for Medical Reasons from a University Examination.

8.8 Regulations for the Degree of BPhil(Ed) (Part-time)

No longer applicable

8.9 Regulations for the full-time 2+2 Degrees (BSc and BA) offered in collaboration with local colleges

(1) All candidates for the full-time 2+2 degree of BA or BSc will be admitted to an Honours course. The degree may, however, be conferred either as a degree with Honours or as a Pass degree. Candidates who successfully complete Level One but who choose not to progress to Level Two will be eligible for the award of a Certificate.

(2) Candidates for a full-time 2+2 degree must have followed an approved course of study in the University and a local College, extending normally over four academic years.

(3) (a) In the Summer term of the first year Boards of Examiners appointed by the College will consider the progress of candidates in the first period of Level One study together with candidates’ work in the first period of Level One study, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the second period of Level One study; or

(ii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from their course of study.

Candidates in category (iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of the tests in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work during the first period of Level One study and in previous tests and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the second period of Level One study; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(c) Exceptionally, a Board of Examiners may permit a candidate who has not passed the first period of Level One tests to take further tests in a final attempt the following year, without residence at the College; when considering the results of these further examinations the Board of Examiners may take either of the decisions open to it under paragraph (b) above.

(4) (a) In the Summer term of the second period of Level One study, Boards of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the second period of Level One study, together with candidates’ work in the second period of Level One study, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to Level Two study; or

(ii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from their course of study.

Candidates in category (ii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the second period of Level One study and in previous tests, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to Level Two study; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(c) Exceptionally, a Board of Examiners may permit a candidate who has not passed the second period of Level One study tests to take further tests in a final attempt the following year, without residence at the College; when considering the results of these further examinations the Board of Examiners may take either of the decisions open to it under paragraph (b) above.

(5) (a) Where the examination of modules contributing to the final degree classification takes place before the final year of the degree programme, Boards of Examiners will consider in the Summer term of that year (or where that is not possible, during the Summer vacation) the results of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with work done during the year, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the next year of an Honours programme; or

(ii) be permitted to take further tests to be specified by the examiners in a final attempt the following summer, without residence at the University; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from their course of study.

(b) Candidates under 5(a)(iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests as directed by the Board of Examiners, as under paragraph 5(a)(ii) above.

(c) When considering a candidate resitting examinations under the requirements of 5(a)(ii) above, but not on the final year of the degree programme, Boards of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in accordance with that paragraph together with the candidate's work during the year and in previous tests and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed, or take further tests as a final attempt the following year, as under paragraphs 5(a)(ii) above, except that candidates shall not be permitted to resit examinations that have already been resat; or:

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study. Such candidates will be eligible for the award of a Certificate.

(6) The final year examination or such part of it not previously taken will be held in the fourth year. The examination will consist of such tests as may be approved by the Senate. The Senate shall award the degree in accordance with the decisions made by Boards of Examiners. The Senate may refer any decision of a Board of Examiners back to that Board for further consideration.

(7) In determining the category and class of degree to be awarded, Boards of Examiners may take into account the quality of candidates' work throughout the degree course.

(a) The degree with Honours will be awarded in three classes, the second being in two divisions.

(b) A Pass degree is unclassified.

(8) (a) To be eligible for an Honours classification, a candidate must have followed the final year of an Honours degree programme and, except as provided in paragraphs (4)(c) and (5)(c) above or by special permission of the Senate, have completed the requirements for the degree in not more than four academic years from the date of admission to the first year of the course.

(b) Boards of Examiners may decide that a candidate in the final Honours examination should be awarded a Pass degree.

(c) (i) Applicable to students who commenced their course at the University prior to 1 August 2008: Candidates who have resat examinations contributing to the final degree classification under paragraph 5(a)(ii) above, may be considered for the award of an Honours degree but in the calculation of final degree classification, Board of Examiners may only use credit gained from the first attempt at the examinations. If the candidate is being considered for the award of a Pass degree, the Board of Examiners may use the credit gained from the second attempt at the examinations.

(ii) Applicable to students who commenced their course at the University on or after 1 August 2008: Candidates who have resat examinations contributing to the final degree classification under paragraphs 5(a)(ii) above, may be considered for the award of an Honours degree or a Pass degree. Where a module which contributes to the degree classification has been failed but passed on resit, the pass mark (40%) will be used in the calculation of the degree class or the award of a Pass degree.

(d) Candidates who are not awarded a degree at the conclusion of the final year may take further tests as may be approved by the Senate in a final attempt the following Summer, without residence at the University, to qualify for a Pass degree, except that candidates shall not be permitted to resit examinations that have already been resat.

(9) Boards of Examiners may award Aegrotat passes or degrees under the conditions laid down in the Regulations Governing the Procedure to be Adopted in the Event of Absence for Medical Reasons from a University Examination.

(10) Permission for students to transfer from one 2+2 degree course to another may be given only by the Academic Registrar on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning and submitted for approval to the Academic Registrar. Transfer will not normally be permitted to take place between the beginning of the third week of the Spring term and the end of the Summer term. The Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning may recommend that a student transfer degree course during this period where that transfer is to take place at the start of the next academic session.

8.10. Regulations for the Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and for the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) (Applying to all students registered on the MBChB programme from the academic year 2016/17 regardless of year of study)

(1) Candidates for the Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) must have followed an approved course of full time study in the University extending normally over not fewer than four academic years. Students who are required to repeat a year or who temporarily withdraw from the course will normally be expected to complete the course within no more than six years from the date of first registration.

(2) To qualify for admission to the degree course a candidate must:

(a) Comply with the Regulations regarding admission to the University

(b) Hold an honours degree in an approved subject

(c) Be deemed fit to practise by the appropriate Fitness to Practise Committee or Fitness to Practise Review Group in accordance with Regulation 34.

(3)

(a) The course is divided into three phases, Phase I is normally completed by the end of the first year, Phase II is normally completed by the end of the second year and Phase III is normally completed by the end of the fourth year.

(b) Where a student is required to repeat any year with residence, they are normally required to repeat all of the core curriculum and associated tests that take place during that year. Students will only be permitted a third repeat year under exceptional circumstances.

(4) First Year Examinations

(a) In order to progress from Phase I to Phase II of the course candidates must satisfy the Phase I Board of Examiners that they have;

(i) Engaged and completed all of the core curriculum and associated formative tests, in the five blocks and passed any further tests, where required, held during any year(s) in which they have failed to complete the approved tests satisfactorily;

(ii) Candidates who fail to satisfy the Academic Progress Group (APG) that they have engaged and completed 4 a (i) above, may not be permitted to sit the summer examinations and following a meeting of the Phase I Board of Examiners may be required to fulfil a number of conditions before being permitted to present themselves for examination in the summer vacation only. Normally no re-sit opportunity will be available to such candidates.

(b) In the summer term the Phase I Board of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the first year on the basis of any written and/or clinical tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the first year, there will be no compensation between written and clinical elements and candidates will either:

(i) Be permitted to proceed to the second year of their course; or

(ii) Be required to take further tests in the summer vacation that relate to the element in which they were deemed to have failed; or

(iii) Be recommended to withdraw from their course of study.

(c) Candidates in (b)(iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the summer vacation as specified by the Board of Examiners.

(d) Before the start of the winter term the Phase I Board of Examiners will consider the results of tests held in the summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the first year and in the first sit of the written and clinical tests. There will be no compensation between written and clinical elements, and candidates will either:

(i) Be permitted to proceed to the second year of their course; or

(ii) Be required to repeat the first year of the course with residence (these students will only be permitted a third sit of the first year under exceptional circumstances); or

(iii) Be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(5) Second Year Examinations

(a) In order to progress from Phase II to Phase III of the course candidates must satisfy the Phase II Board of Examiners that they have;

(i) Engaged with the Student Selected Component (SSC1), satisfactorily completed all of the core curriculum and associated formative tests including any portfolio requirements during Advanced Cases 1 and the Core Clinical Education block, and passed any further tests, where required, held during any year(s) in which they have failed to complete the approved tests satisfactorily;

(ii) Candidates who fail to satisfy the APG that they have engaged and completed 5 a (i) above, may not be permitted to sit the summer examinations and following a meeting of the Phase II Board of Examiners may be required to fulfil a number of conditions before being permitted to present themselves for examination in the winter term of the third year only. Normally no re-sit opportunity will be available to such candidates.

(b) At the end of year two the Phase II Board of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the second year on the basis of any written and/or clinical tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the second year, there will be no compensation between the written and clinical elements, and candidates will either:

(i) Be permitted to proceed to Phase III of their course; or

(ii) Be required to take further tests in the winter term of the third year that relate to the element in which they were deemed to have failed; or

(iii) Be recommended to withdraw from their course of study.

(c) Candidates in (b)(iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the winter term of the third year as specified by the Board of Examiners, .

(d) The Phase II Board of Examiners will consider the results of the further tests taken in the winter term together with the candidates’ performance in other written and clinical tests and work during Phase II and in the first sit of the written and clinical tests, candidates will either:

(i) Be permitted to continue with III of the course; or

(ii) Be required to repeat at least the Core Clinical Education block of the second year of their course with residence, the Board may decide that a full repeat of the second year with residence is appropriate (in both cases these students will only be permitted a third sit of the second year under exceptional circumstances); or

(iii) Be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(6) Fourth Year Examinations

(a) In order to pass Phase III of the course candidates must:

(i) In the third year complete satisfactorily all of the core curriculum and associated formative tests including any portfolio requirements in the third year SSC, Advanced Cases 2, five specialist clinical placements, and passed any further tests, where required, held during any year(s) in which they have failed to complete the approved tests satisfactorily;

(ii) In the fourth year complete satisfactorily three specialist clinical placements, Advanced Clinical Cases 3, the Final Professional Examination (FPE), the elective period, the Assistantship and any portfolio requirements, and passed any further tests, where required, held during any year(s) in which they have failed to complete the approved tests satisfactorily; or

(iii) Candidates who fail to satisfy the APG that they have satisfactorily engaged and completed 6 (a) (i) and (ii) above, excluding the elective period and the Assistantship, may not be permitted to sit the spring term examinations and following a meeting of the Phase III Board of Examiners may be required to fulfil a number of conditions before being permitted to present themselves for examination in the summer term only. Normally no re-sit opportunity will be available to such candidates.

(b) In the spring term of the fourth year following the satisfactory completion of the third year SSC, Advanced Cases 2, Advanced Cases 3 and eight specialist clinical placements candidates sit the Final Professional Examination which will consist of a written element, a clinical element and a prescribing element. There will be no compensation permitted between any of the three elements.

(c) The first sitting of the Phase III Board of Examiners, in the spring term of the fourth year, will consider the performance of candidates in the written, clinical and prescribing element of the Final Professional Examination, and candidates will either:

(i) Pass all three elements and be permitted to proceed to their elective placement; or

(ii) Be required to re-sit any element in which they have been deemed to be unsatisfactory thereby being required to attend a directed elective period; or

(iii) Be required to repeat four specialist clinical placements and one block of Advanced Clinical Cases commencing the summer term of year three before sitting the written, prescribing and clinical elements of the Final Professional Examination for a full and final time followed by successful completion of the elective period and the Assistantship (these students will only be permitted a third sit of the final year under exceptional circumstances); or

(iv) Be recommended to withdraw with the right to proceed to sit further tests as specified by the Board of Examiners; or

(v) Be required to withdraw from their course of study, they may be awarded the BMedSci degree.

(d) The second sitting of the Phase III Board of Examiners, in the summer term of the fourth year, will consider the performance of candidates in the re-sit written, re-sit clinical and re-sit prescribing elements of the Final Professional Examination, and candidates will either:

(i) Pass the re-sit elements detailed in section 6 (c) above and be permitted to proceed to their Assistantship; or

(ii) Be required to repeat four specialist clinical placements and one block of Advanced Clinical Cases commencing the summer term of year three before sitting the written, prescribing and clinical elements of the Final Professional Examination for a full and final time followed by successful completion of the elective period and Assistantship (these students will only be permitted a third sit of the final year under exceptional circumstances); or

(iii) Be required to withdraw from their course of study, they may be awarded the BMedSci degree.

(e) The third sitting of the Phase III Board of Examiners, in the summer term of the fourth year, will consider the performance of candidates in the elective period and assistantship, and candidates will either:

(i) Be confirmed with the award of the MB ChB degrees; or

(ii) Be recommended for the award of MB ChB “with honours” (all eligible candidates); or

(iii) Be required to repeat three specialist clinical placements and one block of Advanced Clinical Cases commencing in the winter term of year four before sitting the written, prescribing and clinical elements of the Final Professional Examination for a full and final time followed by successful completion of the elective period and the Assistantship (these students will only be permitted a third sit of the final year under exceptional circumstances); or

(iv) Be required to withdraw from their course of study, they may be awarded the BMedSci degree.

(f) In order to be awarded the degrees of MB ChB candidates must be deemed fit to practise as set out in Regulation 34.

(g) In order to receive the degrees of MB ChB candidates who have successfully completed the requirements of the course will be required to affirm the Declaration of Geneva at the degree ceremony or on another occasion as decided by the Dean of the Warwick Medical School.

(7) Bachelor of Medical Science – BMedSci

(a) In order to be awarded the BMedSci degree candidates must have satisfied either the Phase II or Phase III Board of Examiners in accordance with the conditions set out in section (5) above that they have achieved the required standard for successful completion of Phases I and II of the MB ChB curriculum.

(b) Candidates who are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science are normally excluded from re-admission to the course for the degrees of MB ChB.

8.11 Regulations for the part-time Foundation Degree (FdA)

(1) The Foundation Degree is an unclassified award conferred on candidates successfully completing pariods of Level One and Level Two study. Candidates who successfully complete Level One but who choose not to progress to Level Two will be eligible for the award of a Certificate.

(2) Candidates for the part-time Foundation Degree must have followed an approved course of study in the University and/or at an Associate College of the University, extending normally over not fewer than three and not more than six academic years.

(3) Level One Candidates

(a) In the summer term, Level One Boards of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates with 120 level one credits of fewer, completed on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates' work in that year.

(b) Candidates with fewer than 120 credits will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to further study at level one; or

(ii) be permitted to take further tests, as specified by the Board of Examiners, in the Summer vacation.

(c) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates' work in the first and in previous tests and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to further study at Level One; or

(ii) be recomended to withdraw from their course of study; or

(iii) exceptionally, be permitted to take further tests, as specified by the Board of Examiners, in a final attemt the following year.

(d) Candidates in (c)(ii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the following year as specified by the Board of Examiners.

(e) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of tests taken under (c)(iii) or (d) above, together with candidates' work in previous tests and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to further study at Level One; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(f) Candidates with 120 level one credits will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to level two study; or

(ii) be permitted to take further tests, as specified by the Board of Examiners, in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be recomended to withdraw from their course of study.

(g) Candidates in (f)(iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation as specified by the Board of Examiners.

(h) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates' work in the first and in previous tests and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to level two study; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study; or

(iii) exceptionally, be permitted to take further tests, as specified by the Board of examiners, in a final attempt the following year.

(J) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of tests taken under (h)(iii) above, together with candidates' work in previous tests and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to level two study; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(4) Level Two Candidates

(a) At level two, Boards of Examiners will each year consider the progress of candidates during that year on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together will candidates' work in that year and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to further courses at level two; or

(ii) be permitted to proceed to further courses at level two notwithstanding a fail mark in a particular course; or

(iii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates' work in the first test and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to further courses at level two; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(5) Candidates who are not awarded a Foundation Degree at the conclusion of their final year may take further tests as directed by the Board of Examiners in a final attempt during the Summer vacation, except that candidates shall not be permitted to resit examinations which have already been resat. Final awards may be made by Boards of Examiners in June/July, September or December.

(6) Board of Examiners may recommend the award of Aegrotat passes or degrees under the conditions laid down in the Regulations Governing the Pricedure to be Adopted in the Event of Absence for Medical Reasons from a University Examination.

8.12 Regulations Governing Appeals Relating to Decisions of Final-year Undergraduate Board of Examiners

No longer applicable following the implementation of Regulation 42 on 2 October 2017

8.13 Regulations for the Part-time Degree of BEng in Applied Engineering

(1) (a) All candidates for the degree of BEng in Applied Engineering will be admitted to an honours programme.

(b) The degree of BEng may be awarded either as a degree with Honours or as a Pass degree.

(c) Candidates for the part-time degree of BEng in Applied Engineering must have followed an approved programme of study in the University extending normally over not fewer than four academic years.

(d) On the recommendation of the Faculty Education Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Science and of the Board of the Faculty of Science, the Senate may permit a suitably qualified candidate to be a part-time candidate for the degree of BEng in Applied Engineering, which may be completed in less than four years.

FIRST YEAR (90 CATS at FHEQ Level 4)

(2) (a) In the summer, the Board of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the first year on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the first year, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the second year of an Honours programme; or

(ii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from their programme of study.

Candidates in category (iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) The Board of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the first year and in previous tests, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the second year of an Honours programme; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their programme of study.

(c) Exceptionally, a Board of Examiners may permit a candidate who has not passed the first year tests to take further tests in a final attempt the following year, without residence at the University; when considering the results of these further examinations the Board of Examiners may take either of the decisions open to it under paragraph (b) above.

SECOND YEAR (90 CATS at FHEQ Level 5)

(3) (a) In the summer, the Board of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the second year on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the first and second years, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the third year of the BEng Honours programme; or

(ii) be required to take further tests in the Summer vacation. Where a module which contributes to the degree classification has been failed but passed on resit,
the pass mark (40%) will be used in the calculation of the degree class or the award of a Pass degree; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from their programme of study.

Candidates in category (iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) The Board of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the first and second year and in previous tests, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to proceed to the third year of an Honours programme; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from the programme of study

(c) Exceptionally, the Board of Examiners may permit a candidate who has not passed the second year tests to take further tests to be specified by the examiners in a final attempt the following year, without residence at the University. Students who satisfy the examiners in these tests will be permitted to return to the third year of the BEng programme.

(d) be required to withdraw from their programme of study if having failed their second year examinations, they fail to satisfy the examiners in tests taken the following Summer as provided in paragraph 3(c) above.

THIRD YEAR (90 CATS at FHEQ Level 6)

(4) (a) In the summer, the Progress Board will consider the academic progress of candidates during that year on the basis of such tests as may be
approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in that and previous years, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to continue to the final year of the BEng Honours programme; or

(ii) be permitted to take further assessments, as specified by the Progress Board. Where a module which contributes to the degree classification has been failed but passed on resit, the pass mark (40%) will be used in the calculation of the degree class or the award of a Pass degree; or

(iii) Exceptionally, the Board of Examiners may permit a candidate who has not passed the third year tests to take further tests to be specified by the examiners in a final attempt the following year, without residence at the University. Students who satisfy the examiners in these tests will be permitted to return to the final year of the BEng programme only. Where a module which contributes to the degree classification has been failed but passed on resit, the pass mark (40%) will be used in the calculation of the degree class or the award of a Pass degree; or

(iv) be required to withdraw from their programme of study if having failed their third year assessments, they fail to satisfy the Progress Board in further assessments as provided in paragraph 4(iii) above.

FINAL YEAR (90 CATS at FHEQ Level 6)

(5) The final examination for candidates for the degree of BSc in Applied Engineering will be held in the fourth year and will consist of such tests as may be approved by the Senate. The Senate shall award the degree in accordance with decisions made by the Board of Examiners. The Senate may refer any decision of the Board of Examiners back to that Board for further consideration. In determining the category and class of degree to be awarded, the Board of Examiners will take into account the quality of a candidate’s work throughout the degree programme.

(6) (a) The degree of BEng with Honours will be awarded in three classes, the second class being in two divisions.

(b) A Pass degree is unclassified.

(7) (a) To be eligible for the BEng Honours classification, a candidate must, except as provided in paragraphs 2(c), 3(c) 4(a)(iii) above or by special permission of the Senate, have completed the requirements for the degree in normally not more than four academic years from the date of admission to the first year of the programme.

(b) The Board of Examiners may decide that a candidate in the final Honours examination for the degree of BEng should be awarded a Pass degree, subject to the requirements for the award of a Pass degree having been met.

(c) Candidates who fail to obtain Honours in the final examination may not be candidates for Honours at any subsequent examination in the same degree programme.

(d) Candidates who are not awarded a degree at the conclusion of the final year may be permitted to take further assessments, as specified by the Board of Examiners, to qualify for a Pass degree, subject to the requirements for the award of a Pass degree having been met.

(8) The Board of Examiners may award Aegrotat passes, degrees or diplomas under the conditions laid down in the Regulations Governing the Procedure to be Adopted in the Event of Absence for Medical Reasons from a University Examination.

(9) Permission for students to transfer from one degree course to another may be given only by the Academic Registrar on the recommendation of the Head(s) of Department(s) of the course on which the student is enrolled and to which the student is transferring. Transfer will not normally be permitted to take place between the beginning of the third week of the Spring term and the end of the Summer term. Heads of Departments may recommend that a student transfer degree course during this period where that transfer is to take place at the start of the next academic session.

8.14 Regulations for the Degree of BSc (with Foundation Year)

(1) All candidates for the degree of BSc (with Foundation Year) will be admitted to the BSc Management (with Foundation Year) or the BSc Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) Honours course following successful completion of the Foundation Year. The degree may, however, be conferred either as a degree with Honours or as a Pass degree.

(2) Candidates for the degree must have followed an approved course of full-time study in the University, extending normally over not fewer than four academic years (including the Foundation Year).

(3) (a) In the Summer term, Boards of Examiners will consider the progress of candidates during the foundation year on the basis of such tests as may be approved by the Senate, together with candidates’ work in the year and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to progress to the first year of an Honours course; or

(ii) be permitted to take further tests in the Summer vacation; or

(iii) be recommended to withdraw from their course of study.

Candidates in category (iii) above may, if they wish, take further tests in the Summer vacation.

(b) Boards of Examiners will consider the results of the tests held in the Summer vacation together with candidates’ work in the first and in previous tests, and candidates will either:

(i) be permitted to progress to the first year of an Honours course; or

(ii) be required to withdraw from their course of study.

(c) Exceptionally, a Board of Examiners may permit a candidate who has not passed the foundation year tests to take further tests in a final attempt the following year without residence at the University; when considering the results of these further examinations the Board of Examiners may take either of the decisions open to it under paragraph (b) above.

(4) For the examination of courses taken during the first year of the Honours degree and those contributing to final degree classification, Regulation 8.1 (3 – 10) applies.